The news is that as social distancing is lifted, there are not many office workers suffering from unwanted dinner parties.



The civic group Gapjil 119, a civic group, disclosed cases of office workers suffering from 'Gapjil at drinking parties' as the number of drinking parties increased after social distancing was lifted.



It is said that there were cases where he was threatened with leaving the company because he did not go to a dinner party, saying, 'If that's the case, then quit', and in some cases, the salary was frozen for reasons such as non-participation, or the cost of the party was excluded from the salary.



The 'Workplace Harassment Prevention and Response Manual' published by the Ministry of Employment and Labor in 2019 lists the act of forcing drinking or smoking as an example of workplace bullying.



Coercion to a dinner party also falls under the category of workplace harassment.



It was also found that the perspectives on the dining culture were significantly different according to generations and positions.



As a result of a survey of 1,000 office workers by a market research institute, only 30% of those in their 20s answered that they 'feel more longing for the pre-Corona drinking culture', but 42% of those in their 50s were more than 10 percentage points higher.

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